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NEVER BITE MY DOG
by Catfish McDaris

There I was in the elevator
with my 8 year old Shih Tzu,
named May, she weighed 13 lbs
& was very well behaved

A boy about 4 years old got
on & charged at my dog, I
told him please don’t do that

He ignored me & bent down
& bit my dog’s ear, she yelped
in pain, I spoke firmly to the
child telling him it was naughty
to hurt the doggie, his mother
just stood there & kept quiet

The 6 people in the elevator
yelled at me, “Leave the kid
alone, he was just having fun
with the mutt”

My dog gave them all the evil
eye & did something they won’t
forget until, May Day.

PHOTO: “Shih Tzu dog” by Geri Lavrov. Prints available at fineartamerica.com.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Catfish McDaris has been published widely in publications that include The Louisiana Review, George Mason Univ. Press, and New Coin from Rhodes University in South Africa. He’s recently been translated into French, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Bengali, Tagalog, and Esperanto. His 25 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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$$ Abomunus Craxioms $$

by Catfish McDaris

Mummies are dancers

alcoholics make root beer

jazz down the river

licking stamps

fat automobiles laugh

 

Men die become seagulls and fly

roaches are not happy

people are not very happy

 

People get sicker quicker

the sky is the way out

laughter sounds orange

reality xists

“$$ Abomunus Craxioms $$” is based on the poem of the same name by Bob Kaufman, found on page 306 of  The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Catfish McDaris has been active in the small press world for 250 years. He lives in a cave at a nudist colony. His biggest seller is Prying: with Jack Micheline & Charles Bukowski. His latest book is a hardcover called Jupiter Orgasma from Lulu.com.

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REMBRANDT—SELF PORTRAIT
by Catfish McDaris

Magnificent girl
peachwolf browngold
shepherd foxglove an angel
 
I believe in God
sorrow of men
death of a friend
life sadness
 
Each brush stroke
feeding the void
 
Paint the human
face the inhuman
gold jewels let
lightdrench the
saddest.

“Rembrandt Self-Portrait” is based on Gregory Corso‘s poem of the same name, found on page 15 of The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Catfish McDaris has been active in the small press world for 250 years. He lives in a cave at a nudist colony. His biggest seller is Prying: with Jack Micheline & Charles Bukowski. His latest book is a hardcover called Jupiter Orgasma from Lulu.com.